Category Archives: Around the World In a Day

Pop Life: Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast



On Episode 70 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, author and blogger Laura Tiebert joins me to work through the snarky, yet somewhat optimistic lyrics to Prince’s top 10 hit, “Pop Life” from Around the World In a Day. Laura also theorizes what the startling crowd noise stems from and how it relates to the title of the song.

The goal of each episode of Press Rewind is to:

  • Take a track by track look at the lyrical content of Prince’s discography
  • Discuss my own interpretation of each song’s lyrics along with any guest I may have
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!


America: Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast



On Episode 69 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, writer Zachary Hoskins (princesongs.org) joins me to discuss the “too patriotic for the left and too critical for the right” track, “America”, from Prince’s 7th album, Around the World In a Day. Why doesn’t Jimmy pledge allegiance? Let’s discuss.

The goal of each episode of Press Rewind is to:

  • Take a track by track look at the lyrical content of Prince’s discography
  • Discuss my own interpretation of each song’s lyrics along with any guest I may have
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!


Tamborine: Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast



On Episode 68 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Snax (snaxonline.org), and I talk about masturbation…as it relates to Prince’s funky metaphor filled “Tamborine” from his 7th album, Around the World In a Day. There are lines that continue to confound us (“trolley cars?”) and lines that certainly make it clear Prince is in a sexual rut (“long days, lonely nights”), but we both agree the song is hilarious and deserves discussion.

You can find more about Snax & his music  using the links below.

The goal of each episode of Press Rewind is to:

  • Take a track by track look at the lyrical content of Prince’s discography
  • Discuss my own interpretation of each song’s lyrics along with any guest I may have
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!


Raspberry Beret: Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast



On Episode 67 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Karen Shedrick & I chat about the lyrics to one of Prince’s most memorable and beloved ’80s tracks, “Raspberry Beret”. What new insight could possibly be gleaned from a song that everyone knows by heart? Well, how about some misheard lyrics? Or different interpretations of what the overarching theme of the song is (a song about losing virginity vs. a song about the first time with a new girl)? We try to cover it all in this episode!

The goal of each episode of Press Rewind is to:

  • Take a track by track look at the lyrical content of Prince’s discography
  • Discuss my own interpretation of each song’s lyrics along with any guest I may have
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!


Condition of the Heart: Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast



On Episode 66 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Jerry Bonner (@JBonner71) and I get deep into our feels over Prince’s emotional and impactful ballad, “Condition of the Heart” from the Around the World In a Day album. Jerry relates a personal story of life imitating art and we try to assess who these women could be, including the “woman from the ghetto who made funny faces”.

The goal of each episode of Press Rewind is to:

  • Take a track by track look at the lyrical content of Prince’s discography
  • Discuss my own interpretation of each song’s lyrics along with any guest I may have
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!


Paisley Park: Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast



On Episode 65 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, I am once again joined by Julian Long to help me parse through the at times whimsical & cheerful, and other times dark & melancholy, but always fascinating, “Paisley Park”. The titular record label as well as studio/home/concert venue that Prince would soon have built for himself in Chanhassen, MN was named after a song from Prince’s 7th studio album, Around the World In a Day. Come to the park and play with us as we chat about the lyrics to this brilliant & meaningful song.

The goal of each episode of Press Rewind is to:

  • Take a track by track look at the lyrical content of Prince’s discography
  • Discuss my own interpretation of each song’s lyrics along with any guest I may have
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!


Around the World In a Day: Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast



On Episode 64 of the Press Rewind – Prince Lyrics Podcast, Farooq Ansari (@anti-social on Twitter) and I join Prince on a a trip “Around the World In a Day”, the first track from the album of the same name. “Open your heart, open your mind” as we attempt to digest how Prince got here and where he plans to take us over the course of his 7th album.

The goal of each episode of Press Rewind is to:

  • Take a track by track look at the lyrical content of Prince’s discography
  • Discuss my own interpretation of each song’s lyrics along with any guest I may have
  • If submitted, discuss listener’s interpretations of each song’s lyrics

Thank you for joining me on this journey through Prince’s catalog!